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Cedar Shake Roof and Siding Cleaning in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Most homeowners don’t realize it but cedar shake roofs need to be periodically cleaned. Believe it or not a well maintained cedar roof will last a minimum of 40 years. But again the key is to keep the cedar roof cleaned. It is similar to our teeth. If we don’t periodically have our teeth examined and cleaned, we get buildup on them. After a while, our teeth start to discolor and decay hence cavities. It’s the same principle with cedar shake roofs. Cedar has natural properties to protect it from rot. However if organisms are allowed to infest the cedar, those organisms start to break down the cedar causing it to rot and decay.

There are a number of homes with cedar shake roofs in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and surrounding communities in Lake county. We see a good number of those roofs infested with fungus, algae, lichen and moss. All of those organisms promote rot. How can one identify these infestations and determine that the cedar roof needs cleaning? A healthy cedar roof should have a silver or light gray color. It may have a reddish or other color is stained. An infested roof may have a charcoal gray or black color. You will also commonly see green and yellow spots or patches.


Be sure to yearly examine your cedar shake roof and cedar siding for signs of infestations. If you suspect you may need a roof cleaner contractor, be sure to contact a professional roofing and siding cleaner. The longer you put it off, the more damage will incur resulting in more costs to you.

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Cedar Shake Roof Cedar Siding Before Roof Cleaning in Lake Forest Lake Bluff in Lake County

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